July 27, 2017

Working Safely in the Attic

If any of your summer projects involve working in the attic, take special care to be safe in this area of your home. Working in the attic presents conditions and challenges that you won’t find elsewhere.   Here are some suggestions for staying safe during attic projects: Prepare your tools and supplies. Space will be limited in the attic, so prepare your tools and materials in advance so that you’ll know what you’re taking with you. Put tools in a […]
July 25, 2017

Common Energy Myths You Should Know

It’s not surprising that energy myths continue to spread through the public’s knowledge about their homes. These myths are based in the desire to better understand their home’s essential systems and how to save money.   However prevalent, these practices and situations have no basis in reality:   Not changing the thermostat saves money. If you’re going to be away, it will save energy to raise or lower the temperature, depending on the season. Unless your HVAC system is inadequate […]
July 21, 2017

Avoiding Pests: Bug Proof Your HVAC Unit

Bugs are not only gross, but they can also carry germs and disease that could endanger your family. This is why it’s important that you take the necessary steps to keep these critters out of your home and out of its HVAC system. You can avoid these pests by following these simple tips to bug proof your home: Tip #1: Seal the Doors Much of the time, insects don’t have to sneak inside your home — they can literally walk […]
July 13, 2017

Get the Most Out of Your HVAC System

Besides being your home’s largest appliance, the HVAC system also uses the most energy. Unless you generate your own, it’s also responsible for the lion’s share of your energy bills that are easy to trim through affordable home improvements and system maintenance. Improve Energy Efficiency The first place to start improving your air conditioner’s performance is by lowering the cooling load. An energy efficient home requires less cooling and if yours lacks insulation, leaks air, or has inefficient windows, your […]